پارێزگای ھەولێر ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܝܠ
Erbil Governorate within Kurdistan Region
|Autonomous region||Kurdistan Region|
|Governor||Firsat Sofi |
|• Total||14,872 km2 (5,742 sq mi)|
Erbil Governorate (Kurdish: Parêzgeha Hewlêr - پارێزگای ھەولێر, Syriac: ܗܘܦܲܪܟܝܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܝܠ, Arabic: محافظة أربيل Muḥāfaẓat Arbīl), sometimes referred to by the alternative spelling Arbil Governorate, is a governorate of Iraq in Kurdistan Region. It Also serves as the capital and economic hub for autonomous region of Kurdistan Region and its government. It derives its name from the city of Erbil (Kurdish: Hewler), which is its capital.
Erbil Governorate covers an area of 15,074 km2 in the north of Iraq, with a population of 2,113,391 (2017) people. It is largely populated by Kurds but has minority populations of Turkmens, Arabs and Assyrians.
|Number of |
|Mergasor (partially disputed)||44,661||9,711|
Banoka Village in Erbil Governorate
Pendro in 1968
Aerial view of the Citadel of Erbil, surrounded by the modern city
There are many national and international banks operating in Erbil offering citizens and visitors services, including: